If your loved one has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia, it is easy to feel quite alone. Most family caregivers quickly become overwhelmed with decision making and future planning, that they forget that they are not the only ones trying to do their best with an unimaginable diagnosis. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that at least 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, while the World Health Organization estimates at least 10 million new cases of dementia (not just Alzheimer’s Disease) are diagnosed each year.
One thing is certain: if you are caring for a loved one living with dementia, you are not alone.
Benefits of In Home Dementia Care in Maryland
People who live with Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia face unique challenges, including confusion, increased anxiety, and decreased ability to make sound decisions. Each of these challenges can make living at home safely more difficult.
Fortunately, family members can turn to in home dementia care in Maryland, given by exceptional home care agencies throughout the state. When trained and compassionate caregivers serve seniors living with dementia in the home, seniors benefit by:
- Decreased risk of falling
- Increased positive socialization
- Decreased isolation, which leads to more cognitive decline
- Better nutrition
- Maintaining a healthy hygiene schedule
- Decreased risk of wandering out of the home without supervision
- Decreased chance of unsafe behaviors or decisions
Choosing In Home Dementia Care in Maryland
There are many home care agencies throughout Maryland that provide some type of dementia-specific services. However, not all home care agencies are created equal, especially when it comes to dementia care.
You can be more confident in your decision by choosing a provider that:
- Offers special training on dementia topics to caregivers
- Has a personal connection with a loved one who has had dementia
- Creates specialized care plans based on your loved one’s preferences and history
- Offers a variety of services, including meal planning/preparation
- Focuses on family communication to keep you updated on your loved one’s day
- Provides resources and education for family members who are learning more about the disease
- Employs caregivers who provide reliable and safe transportation for your loved one as needed
The CaringGivers Difference
At CaringGivers, we understand the importance of dementia-specific care, and we are committed to providing exceptional service to every client we care for. At CaringGivers, our caregivers provide that extra support and assistance to seniors living in various stages of dementia. This allows us to help our clients maintain dignity and independence while giving them the support they need to stay safe and healthy.
Our caregivers provide:
- Friendly and consistent visits
- Transportation to/from appointments or errands, as well as a friendly face during the trip
- Meal planning and preparation to ensure delicious (and nutritious) meals daily
- Extra help with hygiene tasks, including incontinence care
- Light housekeeping and assistance with household chores
- A safe presence in the home to offer comfort during periods of confusion or agitation
- Personalized care and interventions, based on each client’s unique preferences or history.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia, let us help. We would be honored to be a part of your loved one’s life, offering personalized care to keep them feeling healthy, happy, and comfortable.
Call us to learn more about our services today.